TOUR SCHEDULE: Turning by Joy L. Smith

Hello everyone! We are so excited to announce the tour schedule for Turning by Joy L. Smith.

February 28th
Whispering Stories – Review & Favorite Quotes
Melancholic Blithe – Promotional Post

March 1st
Kait Plus Books – Interview
Artfully Bookish – Review & Mood Board

March 2nd
Nine Bookish Lives – Promotional Post
Cocoa With Books – Review

March 3rd
The Book Dutchesses – Interview
Books-N-Bullsh!t – Mood Board

March 4th
Lily’s Cozy Blog – Review & Favorite Quotes
Justice For Readers – Review & Mood Board

March 5th
Stuck in Fiction – Interview
Love, Paola – Journal Spread

March 6th
the nutty bookworm reads alot – Review
Cindy’s Love of Books – Review

February 28th
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
karendeeandabc – Review

March 1st
onemused – Review
natashaleighton_ – Blogger’s Choice

March 2nd
gryffindorbookishnerd – Review
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice
cocoawithbooks – Blogger’s Choice

March 3rd
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
booknbullshit – Blogger’s Choice

March 4th
morningstarlitpagesTop 5 Reasons to Read Turning
lilly_sreads – Blogger’s Choice
justiceforreaders – Blogger’s Choice

March 5th
luna_reads_Journal Spread
feliciareads11 – Blogger’s Choice

March 6th
theenchantedshelf – Review
stitchsaddiction – Review

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publishing date: March 1st, 2022

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In this raw, searingly honest debut young adult novel, a former aspiring ballerina must confront her past in order to move forward from a devastating fall that leaves her without the use of her legs.

Genie used to fouetté across the stage. Now the only thing she’s turning are the wheels to her wheelchair. Genie was the star pupil at her exclusive New York dance school, with a bright future and endless possibilities before her. Now that the future she’s spent years building toward has been snatched away, she can’t stand to be reminded of it—even if it means isolating herself from her best friends and her mother. The only wish this Genie has is to be left alone.

But then she meets Kyle, who also has a “used to be.” Kyle used to tumble and flip on a gymnastics mat, but a traumatic brain injury has sent him to the same physical therapist that Genie sees. With Kyle’s support, along with her best friend’s insistence that Genie’s time at the barre isn’t over yet, Genie starts to see a new path—one where she doesn’t have to be alone and she finally has the strength to heal from the past.

But healing also means confronting. Confronting the booze her mother, a recovering alcoholic, has been hiding under the kitchen sink; the ex-boyfriend who was there the night of the fall and won’t leave her alone; and Genie’s biggest, most terrifying secret: the fact that the accident may not have been so accidental after all.

Content warnings: Being newly paralyzed from accident, parental alcoholism, abortion.

Joy L. Smith is a childcare professional and lives in Queens, New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, she has a bachelor’s degree in human development and differences, with a specialization in communication disorders. She’s been writing since she was a teenager and has been mentored by Ibi Zoboi, Radha Blank, and Emma Straub through the Girls Write Now program. Turning is her debut novel.

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